What we're about

Want to:

Learn more about native plants ?

Landscape with native plants (and save on your watering bill)?

Provide habitat for wildlife ?

Meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts ?

Help restore natural areas?

Then join our meetup group, attend our presentations, take part in hikes and other sponsored events. For more information see the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) website at http://www.wnps.org or the South Sound Chapter (SSC) website at http://www.southsoundchapterwnps.org .

Chapter meetings start each year with a kickoff picnic in September and we have meetings in the evening in Tacoma and Olympia from November through May. We also have hikes all throughout the year. Come join us!!

Upcoming events (2)

Chapter Program: Metro Parks Tacoma CHIP-in

Tacoma Nature Center

February Hybrid Program - Please preregister if you are going to attend via Zoom Monday, February 13,[masked]:30 PM

Metro Parks Tacoma CHIP-in! Program Natural Area Stewards
Presented by Richard Madison, Gail Sklar & Cyndy Dillion
Special Requirements: For all WNPS South Sound Chapter indoor events, masking is optional but participants may choose to wear a mask at anytime. We ask that people with symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test participate via the Zoom link you will receive when you register.
Please note: This event will not be recorded.

Metro Parks Tacoma manages over 2,696 acres of parks and green space, historic landmarks, community centers, beautiful gardens and special attractions that give us all a chance to get out and play more. The CHIP-in program allows citizens to get involved and help steward their parks.

Attend in person go to :
Tacoma Nature Center 1919 S Tyler St, Tacoma

Attend via Zoom:
Pre-register in advance for this webinar at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/ WN_FGdcYDgySXm2W8bxrIcqlg

Volunteer at NW Flower & Garden Show

Needs a location

Save the Date Volunteers!
The 2023 Northwest Flower & Garden Show is Coming this Spring
One of our greatest opportunities to inform the public about native plants and to advocate for them is at the annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show. This event is held each February at the Seattle Convention Center and our Central Puget Sound Chapter will again be hosting a booth there. This year the show will be held February 15 – 19 and volunteers will be needed to help with booth planning and design, set up, hosting and more. Will you be one of those people? Your help will be most welcome!
Advantages: the fun of getting to know and work with fellow CPS members; the opportunity to share your love of our native plants and care for our beautiful world, AND a free admission to the show.
In December/January we will be pulling together a small committee to help plan the design and layout of our booth. If you are interested in helping with this or have questions, please contact our CPS Education Chair, Franja Bryant at .
We need many volunteers to help support manning the booth at the show. This is a great opportunity to inspire gardeners to grow native! Sign up to Volunteer here: Washington Native Plant Society: Northwest Flower and Garden Show (signupgenius.com).
Volunteer for a 3.5 hour shift and enjoy the show for the day!
Learn more about the NW Flower & Garden show here: https://www.gardenshow.com/

Past events (267)

Hike at Swan Creek, East Canyon Entrance, Tacoma

Swan Creek Park, East Canyon Entrance